Starting & Growing Your Business


Registering Your Business

There are three main forms of business ownership:

  • Sole Proprietor
  • Partnership
  • Corporation 

Each type of ownership has advantages and disadvantages, and each should be carefully considered prior to registering and starting a small business.

The cost to register a business varies with the type of ownership model. For instance, to register a sole proprietorship, the base cost is $60, with an additional $8 per name search. Sole Proprietor registration can be done through Service Ontario, either on-line or in person at a local kiosk.

Business Registration